Applying SQL 2008 Patches

The first cumulative update for SQL 2008 has some fixes for the setup of SQL 2008. However there isn't a slipstreamed version of SQL 2008 with the Cumulative update. So you've got a bit of a chicken and egg situation.

You need to install SQL 2008, but you want the setup to be patched as per the CU. How can you apply the CU with out having SQL installed.

Well you can and thats exactly what you have to to. Essentially if you need the fixes that have been made to the setup you need to run the CU BEFORE you run the main SQL2008 setup, oh and then run it afterwards to patch the engine , tools etc.

Bob Ward has a complete blog post on this

http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2008/09/30/how-to-fix-your-sql-server-2008-setup-before-you-run-setup.aspx



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Published 30 September 2008 20:58 by simonsabin

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